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Insight, News, and Opinion by Nick Abramo
Welcome to Bedrock Sports Marlboro, your go-to place for compelling tales of some of the city's fascinating people, places and history. Editor/writer Nick Abramo was 1 1/2 when his family moved from Waltham to Marlboro in 1961. He got to know many residents, of course, during his formative years and graduation from MHS in 1978, while writing for the Enterprise-Sun from 1981 through 1986 and by keeping up with some of them on Facebook since 2010.
Hockey players who went to stick time to play pickup games at Marlboro's Navin Rink in the 1980s may recall seeing some of the budding best players in the world out on the ice with the rest of the regular crowd. I remember it. Before I tell you about those players who went on to hockey stardom, I would like to mention that the first time I can ever recall feeling what I know now as endorphins was at stick time.
I am a lifelong hockey player, but these stick time moments I'm
I figure if Phil Swift can sell Flex Seal, my great friend Bob Battaglino can sell Core Lightning. And so let's get that idea out into the atmosphere and make it whirl and twirl in people's minds. If you don't know Phil Swift, the exuberant guy on the Flex Seal commercials, I have provided a video below. Happy guy. Happy sales. Well, if we were back in the 1970s and watching a Flex Seal commercial, Bob would be all over Phil for his goofiness. I know this because I know Bob's